Monday, May 16, 2016

Pucked Up by Helena Hunting [Review]

 Pucked Up by Helena Hunting
Pucked Up (Pucked #2) by Helena Hunting
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Date read: February 24, 2016

Pucked
1. Pucked
2. Pucked Up - Paperback | Kindle
3. Pucked Over

Helena Hunting
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Miller “Buck” Butterson has been banging his way through life ever since a puck to the face fixed his messed up front teeth, and he was drafted into the NHL during his first year of college. After five years of deflecting goals on the ice and scoring them with puck bunnies across the Continental US and parts of Canada, Miller is ready for a girlfriend. A real girlfriend of the non-bunny variety. One he takes on dates and doesn’t jump into bed with after five seconds of conversation.

Miller thinks he’s found that woman in his teammate’s sister. Except, unlike Alex Waters, center, team captain and all round nice guy—who happens to be dating his step-sister—Miller’s manwhore reputation is well earned, and not blown out of proportion by the media. Beyond that minor detail, Miller doesn’t know the first thing about having a girlfriend. But he’s determined to make it happen.

What he doesn’t take into account is the amount of time and effort relationships require, or that constantly letting bunnies take selfies with him to post all over social media isn’t going to win him any points in the boyfriend department. Miller learns—not so quickly—that if he wants to make Sunshine “Sunny” Waters fall for him, he going to have to do a whole lot more than show her his stick skills in the bedroom.
Thoughts on Pucked Up: HAHA! Okay, I'll admit Buck wasn't all that endearing in book 1, but MAN he made me simultaneously laugh and cringe at the odd string of things he ends up tangled up in. I really liked that we got to see more of Violet supporting him than we did in book 1. The two of them have an odd, oversharing relationship and it worked. IT WORKED.

But this book isn't only about the strong bonds between step-siblings. It's about Buck figuring things out. And Sunny figuring things out. And the two of them (hopefully) doing it before they mess up too badly and end up old and alone.

(Spoiler alert: They do okay. It takes a while, but they do OKAY.)

Things I enjoyed: Buck's grooming regime. The guy knows how to keep the pelt down, my friends. He also enjoys going to town on Sunny's cookie. Being well-groomed is a bonus when you're gunning for your lady friend's sweet spot. (I might have made that last thing up. I dunno. It's been a long day.)

(I've also lost my train of thought now. Huh.)

What I'm trying to say is if you like raunchy, ridiculous humor and sexy times, this series will hit the spot. Also, if you enjoy watching Buck fumble his way into a relationship, this book will do it. Oh, and if you giggle over a guy with a name like Randy Ballistic...Heh. Balls. Yeah. This series makes me laugh. Hard.

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